The classic fairy tales / [compiled by] Iona and Peter Opie.

Published
  • London : Oxford University Press c1974
Physical description
255 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
ISBN
  • 0192115596
Notes
  • Includes bibliography (p. 245-247) and index.
Contents
  • The history of Tom Thumb -- Jack the giant killer -- The yellow dwarf -- Sleeping Beauty -- Little Red Ridinghood -- Diamonds and toads -- Bluebeard -- Puss in Boots -- Cinderella -- Hop o' my Thumb -- Beauty and the Beast -- The three wishes -- The three heads in the well -- Jack and the beanstalk -- Snow White and the seven dwarfs -- The frog prince -- The twelve dancing princesses -- Rumpelstiltskin -- Goldilocks and the three bears -- The tinder box -- The princess on the pea -- Thumbelina -- The swineherd -- Hansel and Gretel.
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Genre
  • Illustrated
Language
  • English
  • Presents the texts of twenty-four well-known fairy tales as they were first printed in English and summarizes the history of each title, especially from the textual point of view.

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